In a city surrounded by so much beauty, San Francisco's Golden Gate Park stands out as a true treasure. At more than 1,000 acres in size, and spanning over 3 miles east to west and a half mile north to south, Golden Gate Park is about 20 percent larger than New York City's Central Park, to which it is often compared. Within Golden Gate Park you'll discover and explore gardens, playgrounds, lakes, open meadows, forested trails, many landmarks and cultural venues, and much more. Some of the more notable attractions within the park are the de Young Museum, San Francisco Botanical Garden, Anglers Lodge, Beach Chalet, Bison Paddock, Stow Lake, California Academy of Sciences, Conservatory of Flowers, and the Music Concourse, just to name a few. As if there wasn't enough to do within the park, you can also extend your exploration by checking out the neighboring Ocean Beach just across the Great Highway and a few blocks away is Lands End, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.